Anna C. McCarrey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Experimental Psychology
M.A (2007) University of Aberdeen, UK
Ph.D. (2012) University of New South Wales, Australia
(2011-2012) University of Cambridge, UK
(2012-2016) National Institute on Aging, USA
Dr. McCarrey's research program examines factors that influence healthy psychological aging and decision-making ability. She also studies psychological correlates of, and modifiable factors that promote, cognitive health and quality of life in older adulthood. She uses experimental methodologies, psychophysiology and brain imaging to investigate these scientific research streams.
Dr. McCarrey welcomes hearing from graduate students interested in studying aspects of psychological aging.
McCarrey, A.C., An, Y., Kitner-Triolo, M., Ferrucci, L. &; Resnick, S.M. (2016). Sex differences in cognitive trajectories in clinically normal older adults. Psychology and Aging, 31, 166-175.
McCarrey, A.C., Kitner-Triolo, M. &; Resnick, S.M. (2016). Sex hormones and cognitive aging. In J.E. Birren & K. Warner Schaie (Eds.), Handbook of the Psychology of Aging (8th ed., pp. 65-86). London: Elsevier Academic Press.
McCarrey, A.C. &; Resnick, S.M. (2015). Postmenopausal hormone therapy and cognition. Hormones and Behavior, 74, 167-172.
McCarrey, A.C., Pacheco, J., Carlson, O., Egan, J., Thambisetty, M., An, Y., Ferrucci, L. &; Resnick, S.M. (2014). Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is associated with longitudinal rates of cortical thinning. Translational Neuroscience, 5, 1-7.
McCarrey, A.C., Henry, J.D., von Hippel, W., Weidemann, G., Sachdev, P., Wohl, M.J.A., &; Williams, M.A. (2012). Age differences in neural activity during slot machine gambling: An fMRI study. PLoS ONE, 7(11): e49787. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049787
McCarrey, A.C., Henry, J.D. &; Luszcz, M. (2010). Potential mechanisms contributing to decision-making difficulties in late adulthood. Gerontology, 56, 430-434.
Phillips, L.H., Saldias, A., McCarrey, A.C., Henry, J.D., Scott, C., Summers, F. &; Whyte, M. (2009). Attentional lapses, emotional regulation and quality of life in multiple sclerosis. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48, 101-106.
Goh, J.O.S, Su, Y., Tang, Y., McCarrey, A.C., Tereshchenko, A., Elkins, W. &; Resnick, S.M. (2016). Opposite patterns of fronto-striato- limbic activity during decision-making distinguishes risk-seeking from risk-aversive older adults. Manuscript submitted for publication.